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NORAD celebrates 57 years

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado -- Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, cuts a cake with Canadian forces members (left to right) Lt. Gen. Alain Parent, NORAD deputy commander, Cpl. Brandi Muldoon and Maj. Randall Smyth, during NORAD's 57th birthday celebration here May 12. The tradition of celebrating NORAD's anniversary dates back to the original signing of the NORAD agreement May 12, 1958. The command traditionally celebrates with a cutting by the most senior and junior members.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy Bellamy)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado -- Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, cuts a cake with Canadian forces members (left to right) Lt. Gen. Alain Parent, NORAD deputy commander, Cpl. Brandi Muldoon and Maj. Randall Smyth, during NORAD's 57th birthday celebration here May 12. The tradition of celebrating NORAD's anniversary dates back to the original signing of the NORAD agreement May 12, 1958. The command traditionally celebrates with a cutting by the most senior and junior members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy Bellamy)

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